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‘Koshmario’ Takes on Terrorists in Russian Anti-Extremism Video Competition

A brief video shave about an Islamic militant who plants a bomb on a city train and accidentally blows adult his mother and child won initial esteem in a Russian Interior Ministry competition for “anti-extremist” videos.

Just underneath 3 mins in length, the video was combined by employees of Dagestan’s informal Ministry for Youth Affairs, Russia’s Interior Ministry pronounced in a statement. The republic of Dagestan in Russia’s North Caucasus has been battling an upsurge of Islamic extremism in recent years.

An honorable discuss as “one of the many creative” in the competition went to a humorous video by employees of the Interior Ministry bend in the Vladimir segment that was formed on Nintendo’s Mario video game.

Titled “Extremism Won’t Pass,” the video facilities the familiar graphics of the Japanese video diversion and a impression named “Koshmario” — a portmanteau of the Russian word “koshmar,” or “horror,” and “Mario” — and is set to a elementary electronic balance from the early days of computer games.

“This is Koshmario, and he is an extremist,” a line on the shade reads.

Jumping adult to reach a computer, Koshmario uses a search engine called “Gugol” to look for things such as “how to become a skinhead if we am a Satanist,” “buy a knife or a bazooka cheaply,” and instructions on how to make a “nuclear explosve at home.”

He also pounces on a tub labeled “Law” to plunge it into the ground, though in the finish is grabbed by police officers who rush him into a jail with the Interior Ministry’s trademark on its roof.

In all, competition organizers perceived some-more than 300 entries, the Interior Ministry pronounced in a matter announcing the winners this week, adding that the “level of the works, from the indicate of view of both the content [or] artistic ideas, and of the skill of execution was rather high.”

The winning anti-terror video from Dagestan, patrician “Through Your Own Eyes,” starts with a romantic tune, concomitant the footage of a immature male smiling at his wife, who is wearing a Muslim headscarf, and playing with their tiny child.

Music turns meaningful as the man carries a bag into a train and leaves it underneath a seat. As the bus pulls away, he spots his family looking out by the back window and runs after the bus, fluttering for the motorist to stop, to the sound of a ticking time that is interrupted by the blast of an explosion.

An off-screen narrator, imitating the speaking character of Russian radio newscasts, reports: “An blast occurred on one of the city buses. According to preliminary Interior Ministry data, a woman and a child were killed.”

The video ends with a line of text that reads: “By holding others’ lives, we take divided the life of yourself.”

Second place in the competition went to a video entitled “Changing Together,” apparently directed opposite the street revolts that the Kremlin fears, generally after open protests defeated a Moscow-backed administration in neighboring Ukraine final year.

Created by Interior Ministry employees in the segment of Penza, the one-minute video facilities protesters aggressive a line of police, until they are stopped by the tiny daughter of one of the demonstrators.

Saying: “Daddy, stop,” the little lady in a polka-dot dress approaches her father and hands him 3 dandelions and an orange-and-black St. George badge — Russia’s normal pitch of military bravery that has newly emerged as a sign of pro-Kremlin army in Russia and Ukraine.

Third place went to a video from the Novgorod segment that warns adults to “Be vigilant” — also the video’s pretension — opposite nonconformist threats.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/525783.html

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